Abaco to provide U.S. Navy with high-performance embedded computing for training in electronic warfare (EW)

Dec. 19, 2019
$24 million contract to Abaco is to provide specially developed embedded computing systems for fleet readiness training exercises in EW jamming.

WASHINGTON – Abaco Systems Inc. in Huntsville, Ala., will provide U.S. Navy researchers with high-performance embedded computing systems for electronic warfare (EW) under terms of a $24 million contract announced Wednesday.

Officials of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington are asking Abaco to build specially developed embedded computing systems known as Multiple False Targets Box Phase two (MFTBOX2) and MFTBOX3 flight units, and spare parts for fleet readiness training exercises in EW jamming.

The flights units are partially-integrated high performance embedded computing systems able to generate advanced EW jamming techniques. NRL will integrate the Abaco computer units with NRL-owned software to enable their EW capabilities.

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The Navy will use the MFTBOX2 and MFTBOX3 flight units in fleet training exercises to train Navy radar operators in modern jamming techniques.

The Navy will use these flight units during pre-deployment qualification trials in air-to-air and air-to-surface scenarios.

On this contract Abaco will do the work in Huntsville, Ala., and should be finished by March 2020.

For more information contact Abaco systems online at www.abaco.com, or the Naval Research Laboratory at www.nrl.navy.mil.

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